Africa Bike Week 2016
Africa Bike Week is South Africa's premier bike event and attracts a huge following from all over the world. Some 20,000 Harley Davidson motorbikes and 150,000 visitors come to take part in this event from far and wide. It's completely free to enter and you don't even need to book.
The 5 day Africa Bike Week is filled with live entertainment and markets with something for all ages. You don't need to have a Harley to take part the event is open to all bikers.
Africa Bike Week takes place 28th April to 1st May 2016 and includes street parties, live bands playing, bars and VIP lounges. The whole event culminates in a huge ride out from Shelly Centre on a round-trip to Port Shepstone, KwaZulu-Natal involving several thousand motorbikes over a 34km route. The Mass Ride departs at 10h00 (but get there around 08h00 to get a good spot) from the Shelly Centre roof-jumbo-Carousel on the last day of Africa Bike Week (26 April 2015). In 2013 over 3,000 bikes took part in the Flag Parade and Mass Ride. Whether you are on a bike or just there to watch its great fun.
The Harley Village stretches for over 2km along the beachfront of Margate and incorporates Harley dealerships, food stalls, and vendors selling all sorts of motorbike accessories including custom-made crash helmets. At the event there will be the chance to try out the latest Harley Davidson bikes - just remember to bring your helmet and licence !
The beachfront is effectively one big party with top local DJ's playing music from the start of the event all the way through to the end. At times the music though is overpowered by the sound of roaring motorbikes entertaining the crowds and burning rubber.
On the days leading up to the event riders from all around the country will set out to meet up at Africa Bike Week and if you are in the area or perhaps further afield you will no doubt catch sight of them on their way to this great event.
The schedule for the Africa Bike Week event in 2015 is still to be announced. Check back here later for more details.
For more information check out www.africabikeweek.co.za